Playstation Network Hacks Prompt Sony to Boost Security Team

by Enterprise Networking Planet Staff

Sony to increase network security by hiring former federal official.

Following a series of successful hacks on its Playstation Network service, Sony said the company is beefing up its security with the hiring of a former federal official. As reported on IB Times, Sony has hired former U.S. Department of Homeland Security official Philip Reitinger as its chief information security officer.

Reitinger was previously the director of the U.S. National Cyber Security Center and is a well respected name in the security industry.

"His appointment as security chief at Sony comes months after the company dealt with a problematic hacking issue. Members of the hacking collective Anonymous hacked and leaked the names of millions of consumers who were PSN and Qriocity users. The issue forced Sony to shut down the online gaming service for nearly a month from April to May of this year."

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This article was originally published on Thursday Sep 8th 2011